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COP26 #BuildingsPavilion - Beyond the Business Case: Why you can’t afford not to invest in a sustainable built environment (World GBC)


Buildings Pavilion - The Climate Pledge Theater (Hall 5)

COP26 #BuildingsPavilion

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Place: Buildings Pavilion - The Climate Pledge Theatre (Hall 5)

Time: 14:30 - 15:30 GMT


To limit warming to no more than 1.5°C, emissions from building globally must be halved by 2030, and reach net-zero life-cycle emissions for all buildings by no later than 2050. A new and compelling understanding of the broader value proposition of sustainable buildings is critical to achieving these goals; to increase demand, drive uptake and catalyse investment in the solutions needed. Drawing on leadership voices from climate action frontrunners, this session will launch and deliver the key messages from a new, flagship report by WorldGBC.


  • Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World GBC
  • James Drinkwater, head of Built Environment Laudes Foundation
  • Maria Fernanda, CEO, Chile Green Building Council
  • Chris Trott, Partner and Head of Sustainability, Foster and Partners
  • Rachel Skinner, UK Executive Director, WSP and WorldGBC Board member